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, an undocumented student from el salvador who has lived in maryland for seven years and wants to be a psychologist. >> the dream act means a better future for me. i would like to become a psychologist because i like to help people. it brightens my futurure. >> reporter: on tuesday, president obama captured 71% of the hispanic vote compared to mitt romney's 27% and that is a big dropoff for republicans who as recently in as 200 for, the then-president george w. bush wins 44% of the latino vote after embracing immigration reform. the folks here say you're reaching out to republicans as well and they're trying to reframe reform as an issue for hispanic families. >> immigration is one of the most important for us because many families want to divide and many are alone in this country. >> reporter: as election day 2012 is in the books, latino voters here say the new sound political capital to write a new chapter in the elects to come. >> reporter: the think tanks here in town, al cardenas, the chairman of the american consumer union said republicans could have won this vote this year if they had a bet
? >> reporter: among this group you will find veronica savaria, an undocumented student from el salvador that lived here seven years and wants to be a psychologist. >> i like to help people and the maryland dream act has opened so many doors for me and it brightens my future. >> reporter: tuesday president obama captured 71% of the hispanic vote compared to mitt romney's 27%. that is a big dropoff for republicans who as recently as 2004 saw then president george w. bush win 44% of the latino vote after he embraced immigration reform. but folks here say they are reaching out to republicans as well trying to frame immigration reform as a family values issue for hispanic families. >> immigration is one of the most important for us because many families were divided. many kids are alone in this country. so it's for the immigration reform is going to be the solution. >> and to send the congress a message! >> reporter: as election day 2012 is in the books, latino voters say their newfound political capital will help them write a new chapter in elections to come. at the white house tom fitzge
. >> born in el salvador, she was brought here when she was 10 by her parents. she is now eligible for aid to win in state college. those applying have to have attended a maryland high school for three years, gone to community college, and prove their parents have paid in state taxes. they can now turn to the university of maryland -- he can now turn to the university of maryland to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. >> finally i will be able to feel equal. i will be able to feel like a marylanders. >> the issue passed on the ballot with 58 percent of the vote. >> they are in my mind americans. they have a lot to contribute to our society. >> they should be able to legally stay in this country. >> there is still only a handful of states nationwide where the dream act is law, but supporters say that will change. >> let's look at this nationally let's look at immigration reform. let's open up what was closed. >> there are 13 other states with dream act laws. abc7 news. >> thank you. our coverage for the day after the election continues now with abc7 news at 6:00. >> live and in hd, this
are dead after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake were hit. tremors were felt in mexico and el salvador. the earthquake destroyed homes, buildings, and blocking roads. thousands of soldiers are heading to the region to help the local police hand out emergency supplies. >>> an ohio woman caught on video driving on a sidewalk passing a school bus now has to serve an unpunishment. take a look at this cell phone video if a passenger inside the bus. the judge sentenced the woman shena harden to stand on a corner near the intersection where this happened and hold a sign that says "only an idiot would drive around a school bus." the judge also suspended harden's driver's license for 30 days and she has to pay a $250 fee in court costs. we want to know what you think about this punishment. does it fit the crime? you head to our facebook page or you can tweet us. >>> this morning there's more fallout from sandy. the governor of new york fired his emergency management director. the move comes after steven kerr diverted crews to remove a tree that fell on his long island driveway last week. this h
were 12 years old from el salvador? >> that's correct. since i came to the united states, i live in maryland. i live in maryland for the last 10 years. i feel fully american. >> reporter: in november maryland voters will have a chance to change ricky's future. a ballot measure will determine whether illegal immigrants can or can not receive in-state tuition at state colleges. mary russell is with the maryland catholic conference. why should maryland allow kids who are here illegally receive taxpayer money for state tuition? >> well i think we need to look at these children as maryland taxpayers. >> reporter: in fact, in order to qualify for the program, students have to prove their parents filed taxes for three years. opponents say the measure encourages illegal immigration. >> it is just another part of the giveaway to noncitizens. >> reporter: opponents of this measure say you are a bad investment because you can't vote, you can't drive a car, and you can't work legally. what do you say to that? >> i'm also a taxpayer and, i would like to say that just want to become a doctor.
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